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Spousal maintenance case goes all the way to the High Court of Australia - Hall v Hall

Spousal maintenance case goes all the way to the High Court of Australia - Hall v Hall

In 2016, the High Court of Australia considered the entitlements of parties under a Family Court of Australia Order for spousal maintenance. The case was Hall v Hall [2016] HCA...

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Will my “future needs” be considered in my Family Law property settlement?

Will my “future needs” be considered in my Family Law property settlement?

Under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (‘the Act’) the court will make an order for property settlement if it is “just and equitable” to do so. In deciding what order is just and...

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Financial vs non-financial contributions in Family law property settlement

Are "unpaid home duties" considered in property settlement?

When going through a Family Law property settlement, an important step is to accurately assess the contributions of both parties. This not only includes the financial...

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Relationship breakdown caused by gambling

We separated because of my husband’s gambling

Sadly, I often see couples that have had a breakdown in their relationship due to one of the parties' gambling problem.

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Parenting courses after separation

Parenting courses after separation

When two people separate, there is generally a high level of acrimony and the ability for them to effectively communicate to reach an agreement in respect to their childrens’ care...

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partial payment of family law property settlement

Can I receive part of my property settlement before final orders are made?

Our scenario: Matthew and Rachel have recently separated after a marriage of 12 years. Matthew works full time and earns approximately $120,000 a year. Rachel works part-time and...

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tips for co-parenting after separation

5 tips to help you co-parent after separation

Separation is an emotional time for families, especially when there are children involved. The Family Law Act states that a child should have a meaningful relationship with both...

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We were only in a short relationship. Can I still make a claim for property settlement?

We were only in a short relationship. Can I still make a claim for property settlement?

There are a number of considerations used to determine if two people are living as a couple on a genuine domestic basis. For a full consideration of these issues, see our article...

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